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November 28, 2012

Starmobile Crystal: Specs, Price and Availability in the Philippines




The battle for the 4.5-inch qHD Android ICS smartphone is now starting to heat up! Starmobile, a maker of quality dual SIM mobile phones in the country recently unveiled on their first dealers convention held in Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila in Pasay City their answer to the upcoming Cherry Mobile Flame called the Starmobile Crystal. The Starmobile Crystal or i-mobile IQ 2, from Thai telecoms company i-mobile boasts a 4.5-inch qHD (960x540) display, a dual-SIM, dual-standby capability, an 8MP autofocus camera, a 2MP front camera, 1,700mAh battery and runs Android 4.0.4 ICS as its OS. The Starmobile Crystal is now available in all Starmobile kiosks nationwide for only Php7,990 (SRP)! More about the Starmobile Crystal specs and features after the jump.

The Starmobile Crystal or i-mobile IQ 2, from Thai telecoms company i-mobile

Starmobile Crystal Specifications
Dual SIM / Dual Standby
4.5" qHD (960x540) IPS display (245ppi)
16.8M colors with 5-point multi-touch feature
Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich
1GHz dual-core MT6577 processor
PowerVR SGX531 GPU
512MB of RAM
4GB of internal storage
microSD up to 32GB
8MP autofocus BSI camera w/ LED flash
720p HD video recording
2MP front camera
MP3 & Multimedia Player / FM Radio
HSDPA 7.2 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps
Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP
WIFI build 802.11b/g / WiFi Hotspot
GPS with A-GPS support
UMTS 850/2100MHz
Dual Band GSM 900/1800MHz
3.5mm audio jack / microUSB v2.0 (No USB-OTG support)
Motion / Ambient / Proximity Sensor
1700mAh Li-Pol battery (removable)
Standby time up to 250 hours
Talk time up to 7 hours
136 × 68 × 9.1mm (dimension)
148.36g (weight)
Price: Php7,990 (Official SRP) with FREE jelly case and screen protector
Availabilty/ Release Date: Now available in all Starmobile kiosks nationwide!

Starmobile Crystal Package Includes
Starmobile Crystal (Handset)
Li-Pol 1,700mAh battery
Headphone
Data Cable
Charger
Screen Protector
Jelly Case
Instruction manual and warranty card

Advantages of having an IPS display
Can offer clear images and stable response time.
Can display consistent and accurate color from all viewing angles.
Doesn't lighten or show tailing when touched.

Note:
- No TV-out and USB-OTB support, according to Starmobile Crystal users!
- If you own this phone, please share some of your experiences and opinions about this phone, so that others may be aware of it. Thanks!

Update
(01/04/13) The Starmobile Crystal is now available at Lazada Philippines, the fastest-growing online shopping site in the country that offers a wide-array of products and provides a convenient, worry-free online shopping experience with – free nationwide delivery, 14-day return policy and cash on delivery.

Link: http://www.lazada.com.ph/Starmobile-Crystal-4GB-White-50454.html

(12/23/12) Starmobile Crystal Technical Specifications

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27 comments:

Richard Tamayo said...

Sana may mabalitaan ako na mkakatalo sa specs ni cloudfone thrill 430x sa price range na 7k+... battery kc 4160mah ng cloudfone...

Gabriel Andres said...

Please do a side-by-side comparison of this against MyPhone A848i Duo. Thanks!

Jhamzy Stratfield said...

di naman pala masyado maganda mag jump sa crystal! im satisfied with my astra! almost same specs naman... kung ginawa nilang 1GB ram yan, ok pa siguro! tapos ang battery, 1700mAh maliit parin! tapos i dont really need HD screens or qHD man yan... kahit low res lng ang astra ko, di mo naman mapansin! kasing linaw ng galaxy s2 ang astra ko - which is a flagship phone! anyways, for those looking on crystal, tapos naghinayang sa pag bili ng astra, its not a big loss! yung specs, almost same lng! same 1ghz dual core, 512mb ram.. pinagkaiba nila 4.5 qHD (di mo naman siguro mapansin) and slightly bigger 1700mAh, im pretty satisfied of what can 1500mAh astra give me! mag hahanap nalng ako ng extra battery, pretty sure either samsung or nokia lng ang battery nito! :)

Adrian said...

Yan po ang sabi ng Starmobile sa pasko daw lalabas yung Crystal sa market

Bon Talampas Jr. said...

sana paabutin na nila ng pasko para mas masaya at challenging ang competition hehe!=) thanks for the info!

arnel ramirez said...

sure na ba ung sa battery niya na 1700mAh? sana naman baguhin nila yan.

haha said...

where can i buy this phone using my credit card? any suggestion for a store accepting deferred payment? TY. ,,on Manila..

Trina said...

San ko po sya pwede mabili? =| Paki sagot po. Salamat!

Adrian said...

Kahit saan po kapag available na po ito.

Adrian said...

Thanks JP, Xolo A700 pala yung Starmobile Crystal

JP Garmay said...

:)

JP Garmay said...

Starmobile Crystal is Xolo A800
http://xolo.in/800

charles said...

does starmobile crystal have face unlock?
thanks.

Adrian said...

Meron po

angelsphone said...

USB OTG ba ito?

Adrian said...

Nd ko po alam, dahil sabi po nila nd po supported yung USB-OTG

Its me said...

Maganda po ba ang quality ng star mobile? Same or higher than myphone?

Adrian said...

Sa akin po same, dahil dpende pa rin yan sa user.

Gerard Neil Jimenez said...

maganda ang specs niya...tapos ang processor mabilis kasi dualcore...tapos ang price affordable matibay kaya??

Erique Mendoza said...

does it have tv apps as well?

Adrian said...

Wala po ito analog TV tuner, yung Astra lng po meron mobile TV

Adrian said...

Nd pa yan sure, dahil mula ito sa i-mobile IQ 2

alcbu said...

dual band gsm, 1,700 mah batt nothing so crystal about
that

Arnold said...

May ilalabas kayang 4.7" ang Happyman?

Adrian said...

Sana po meron update (Jelly Bean) mula sa Starmobile

karla quizon said...

pwede bang i-upgrade to sa jelly bean?

yey said...

Quote ko lng po si sir Richard Tamayo. . . nabasa mo n b review ng sinasabi mong phone??? Lalo n ung mga nakabili na? try mo po muna magbasa before you boast that phone here, baka magsisi ka lng. di porke malaki battery maganda na ^_^ un lng

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